CT State Police release holiday enforcement statistics from Thanksgiving weekend

Connecticut

(WTNH)– Connecticut State Police released their enforcement statistics Monday on the 2020 Thanksgiving holiday weekend.

Police say that just after midnight Wednesday, they increased patrols to take to the roads and highways to search for drunk drivers and aggressive drivers.

Troopers say the following statistics are from midnight on Wednesday (11/25) to Sunday (11/29) at 11:59 p.m.:

  • Speeding violations: 211
  • Seat belt violations: 106
  • Other hazardous violations: 775 (these include unsafe lane change, following too closely, cell phone usage, texting, failure to signal, etc.)
  • DUI arrests: 29
  • Accidents investigated: 376
  • Accident with injury: 52
  • Fatalities: 7

There were fewer cars on the road over Thanksgiving weekend due to the pandemic, but the number of fatal crashes was higher than last year. There were seven fatal car crashes this weekend, compared to two in 2019.

According to state police, there was a double fatal crash in Clinton, a double fatal crash in Waterbury, and fatal crashes in Southbury, Pomfret, and Glastonbury.

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